Trungpa Rinpoche’s Cabin at Shambhala Mountain Center is Destroyed by Fire

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on Apr 9, 2009
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Image via Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar.

Tenpa at Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar points us to the news the “Prajna” cabin (pictured above), the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s home at Shambhala Mountain Center, and the occaisonal residence of his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “burned to the ground in an early morning fire yesterday, April 7, 2009.”  Shambhala News has more details, including the following statement from the Sakyong:

This fire, and the complete devastation of the residence, has come as a shock to us all. Many practitioners have come to Prajna to serve in the court, to meet me, to attend special events and to be part of the many celebrations that have been hosted there. So it is associated with many fond and moving memories in all our minds. Both Khandro-la and I have the community at Shambhala Mountain Center very much in our hearts at this time, and appreciate their valiant efforts through the night. At the same time, this is a moment to reflect on how we move forward from here, recognizing the potent truth of impermanence, and turning our minds to what is now needed to provide an appropriate lineage seat at this vital centre in our mandala.


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


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